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Former Member Details

Mr James DICKSON (1813 - 1863)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1813
Place of Birth: Scotland
Date of Death: 28/04/1863
Place of Death: Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 06 Nov 1857 28 Apr 1863 5 years 5 months 23 days
Member for Northumberland Boroughs 06 Nov 1857 19 Dec 1857 1 month 14 days
Member for Northumberland Boroughs 27 Jan 1858 11 Apr 1859 1 year 2 months 16 days
Member for East Maitland 15 Sep 1859 10 Nov 1860 1 year 1 month 27 days
Member for East Maitland 14 Dec 1860 28 Apr 1863 2 years 4 months 15 days
Governor General’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 24 Mar 1858 24 Mar 1858 1 day
Moreton Bay Judge’s Appointment Bill Committee No.6 31 Mar 1858 26 Nov 1858 7 months 27 days
Proposed Presbyterian College (petition) from the Reverend John Dunmore Lang Committee No.26 13 Jul 1858 26 Nov 1858 4 months 14 days
Railway to Morpeth Committee No.31 31 Aug 1858 26 Nov 1858 2 months 27 days
Railway to Morpeth Committee No.7 21 Dec 1858 09 Apr 1859 3 months 20 days
Grievances Committee No.26 06 Dec 1859 04 Jul 1860 6 months 29 days
Maitland Pasturage Reserve Committee No.34 16 Feb 1860 04 Jul 1860 4 months 19 days Chairman
Port of Newcastle Committee No.29 14 Dec 1859 04 Jul 1860 6 months 21 days
St Andrew’s College Bill Committee No.24 14 Oct 1859 04 Jul 1860 8 months 21 days
Sydney Insurance Company’s Act Amendment Bill Committee No.33 04 Feb 1860 04 Jul 1860 5 months 1 day
Tanners and Curriers’ Bill Committee No.37 29 Feb 1860 04 Jul 1860 4 months 6 days
Wesley College Bill Committee No.21 12 Oct 1859 04 Jul 1860 8 months 23 days
Governor General’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 25 Sep 1860 25 Sep 1860 1 day
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.7 28 Sep 1860 09 Nov 1860 1 month 13 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.9 16 Jan 1861 11 May 1861 3 months 26 days
Minmi and Hexham Railway Act Amendment Bill Committee No.18 12 Feb 1861 11 May 1861 3 months
Present System of Tendering for the Public Service Committee No.10 29 Jan 1861 11 May 1861 3 months 13 days
Tanners and Curriers Bill Committee No.27 27 Mar 1861 11 May 1861 1 month 15 days
West Maitland Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.24 26 Feb 1861 11 May 1861 2 months 16 days
Wilson’s Settlement Investment Bill Committee No.12 29 Jan 1861 11 May 1861 3 months 13 days
Working of the Insolvent Law Committee No.16 12 Feb 1861 11 May 1861 3 months
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 03 Sep 1861 03 Sep 1861 1 day
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.4 06 Sep 1861 20 Jan 1862 4 months 15 days
Mr A.E Bush Committee No.13 08 Oct 1861 20 Jan 1862 3 months 13 days
Presbyterian Church Temporalities Act of 1837 Committee No.17 01 Nov 1861 20 Jan 1862 2 months 20 days
Railway Obstruction to Gaol and Court House Reserve in the Town of Maitland Committee No.16 25 Oct 1861 20 Jan 1862 2 months 27 days Chairman
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 27 May 1862 27 May 1862 1 day
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 29 May 1862 17 Jun 1862 20 days
Bonded Distilleries and Sugar Houses Bill Committee No.12 03 Jul 1862 02 Sep 1862 2 months
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 10 Jun 1862 02 Sep 1862 2 months 24 days
Pilot Board Committee No.9 17 Jun 1862 07 Oct 1862 3 months 21 days
Town Hall Site Exchange Bill Committee No.33 30 Sep 1862 15 Oct 1862 16 days
Mount Pleasant Tramroad Bill Committee No.36 07 Oct 1862 17 Oct 1862 11 days
Presbyterian College Bill Committee No.25 12 Aug 1862 18 Nov 1862 3 months 7 days
Slaughter of Cattle under Cattle Disease Prevention Act Committee No.17 05 Aug 1862 02 Dec 1862 3 months 28 days
Waratah Coal Company’s Incorporation Bill No.45 02 Dec 1862 11 Dec 1862 10 days
Management of the Central Police Office Committee No.13 08 Jul 1862 12 Dec 1862 5 months 5 days
Pitt Street Tramway Committee No.16 25 Jul 1862 12 Dec 1862 4 months 18 days
Miss Isabella Mary Kelly Committee No.32 23 Sep 1862 18 Dec 1862 2 months 26 days
Customs Bill Committee No.11 26 Jun 1862 20 Dec 1862 5 months 25 days
Mr J.E Liardet Committee No.14 22 Jul 1862 20 Dec 1862 4 months 29 days
Sydney Water Reserves Committee No.40 21 Oct 1862 20 Dec 1862 2 months
Customs Department Committee No.12 20 Apr 1858 26 Nov 1868 10 years 7 months 7 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Tailor and merchant. Arrived in Australia as a bounty immigrant on 22 April 1838, and worked as a tailor. Moved to Maitland where he established a general store with his brother David. In the 1850's leased over a quarter of a million acres in New England ; Warrego and Leichhardt districts. with William Dumaresq also held Glen Innes (25,000 acres) and Mole R. (60,000 acres). A founder of Hunter Steam Navigation Company 1852. Moved to Sydney after election to the Legislative Assembly, where he carried on business with Alexander Dickson and Robert Strachan as Dickson & Co., merchants. Estate valued at £100,000
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Peter Dickson, farmer and his wife Houston. Married Agnes Graham on 18 March 1842 and had issue, 4 daughters and 4 sons. Presbyterian.
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